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when do your deer hit peak rut?

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  1. Dean Nelson

    Dean Nelson Moderator Goose Hunting/North Dakota Moderator

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    Was out today and saw the first buck (140 class 4x4) in hardcore overdrive rut mode. He was tracking a hot doe and full well knew I was there but still came right at the truck till he got to where she had turned at less then 70 yards away.
    Out here Peak rut will be around the 18th of November each year so when does it get rolling where you are?
     
  2. Maineduckhunter

    Maineduckhunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Prime time in Maine is around Nov 10th - 18th. Sure there is some pre-rut going on now, but the peak is when I just mentioned.
     
  3. njking

    njking Elite Refuge Member

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    I hunt the Black Hills of SD. Peak rut almost always seem to be the week of Thanksgiving. growing up in Rapid and being able to hunt the entire month of Nov. My father brother and I take 90% of our deer that week.
     
  4. killerv

    killerv Senior Refuge Member

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    2nd week in November here
     
  5. icebreaker12

    icebreaker12 Elite Refuge Member

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    Northern WI was November 6-10. You always wanted to be out the 3-5 before they were bedded with does.

    Here Nov 25-Dec 10 I have seen bucks either out chasing or bedded with does.
     
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    2eagles Elite Refuge Member

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    Our bucks are ready now. The ladies are still playing hard to get. A great time to be in a tree!
     
  7. H20OTTER

    H20OTTER Elite Refuge Member

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    1st week in November. Of course general season closes October 31st.
     
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